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April 10, 2019

The first ‘Destiny 2’ spring event begins April 16th

Bungie hinted at its first spring-themed Destiny 2 event in its year two roadmap, and now you’ll know exactly what that entails. The Revelry kicks off April 16th with a slew of activities that not so subtly remind you that the weather is warming up….

April 10, 2019

The next macOS may include separate Music and Podcasts apps

Never mind attempts to slim down iTunes — on the Mac, Apple might shove it to the side. In the wake of some sleuthing by coder Steve Troughton-Smith, 9to5Mac claims that the next version of macOS will include separate Music and Podcasts apps …

April 10, 2019

Flirt with Satan, but not your best friend, in emo adventure ‘Afterparty’

You can flirt with Satan in Afterparty. In the coming narrative-adventure game from Night School Studio, the Prince of Darkness is hosting a rager on the outskirts of hell’s waiting room, a city where fresh corpses are processed before being shipped…

April 4, 2019

Wirecutter’s best deals: Save $80 on Samsung’s 2TB T5 portable SSD

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April 4, 2019

Microsoft is giving Windows 10 users more control over updates

The next major Windows 10 update is scheduled for late May, and with it, Microsoft is giving you more control over how you install updates. You’ll be able to pause them for up to 35 days (in seven-day increments), when you previously were only able t…

April 4, 2019

Dell XPS 13 review: A perfect ultraportable

Dell’s XPS 13 is pretty much the best Windows ultraportable around, and you should buy it. Is that enough of a review for you? The XPS has been one of our favorite laptops over the past few years, thanks to its thin screen bezels and elegantly co…

April 4, 2019

Apple iPad Air review (2019): Just right

For the past few years, Apple’s iPad lineup has had a large and obvious hole in it. At one end, there’s the $329 iPad, an affordable way to do basic computing and run the many excellent apps out there. It cuts some corners with a years-old…

April 4, 2019

‘Anthem’ is proof that crunch can’t save AAA games

Anthem is a fiery mess. Since launching in February, BioWare’s loot shooter has been plagued by game-breaking bugs, narrative and gameplay inconsistencies and an overwhelming sense of incomplete blandness. Critically, Anthem has received middling rev…

April 4, 2019

Finally, a Switch controller with a headphone jack

Using voice chat on the Nintendo Switch is about to get a whole lot easier, thanks to a new controller from PDP. Its Faceoff Deluxe+ wired controller – slated for launch this summer — features a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you can simp…

April 1, 2019

Microsoft refreshes the Surface Book 2 with 8th-gen Intel chips

Microsoft just gave its Surface Book 2 laptop hybrid a refresh. Over the weekend, the company quietly added a new mid-range configuration option. The updated model of the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 includes an Intel 8th-generation quad-core i5 p…

April 1, 2019

Huawei MateBook X Pro review (2019): As good as before

For a company with relatively little experience making laptops, Huawei’s MateBook X Pro was a revelation. The machine was one of the best you could buy, with a blend of style and performance that made it the equal of a brand-name incumbent. Now, the…

March 29, 2019

Valve’s ‘Index’ VR headset is coming in May

While Valve worked closely for years with HTC on Vive VR hardware, it’s about to introduce a virtual reality headset of its own. A teaser page on the Steam website shows off this image of the Index, with the tagline “Upgrade your experience” and a Ma…

March 29, 2019

Apple iPad mini review (2019): Still the best small tablet

When Apple announced the first iPad mini in 2012, the tablet’s purpose was clear: it squeezed just about everything that made the regular iPad such a pleasure to use into a smaller, cheaper package. It’s no wonder the mini built such a devoted fo…